When you are an established player in your industry and a new competitor emerges, the first natural reaction is to ignore them, but at the same time, keep a close watch from the corner of your eye to see what they’re up to. But what if that competitor accumulates 700,000 new customers within their first […]Read more "What’s Stopping Us From Changing Faster?"
An organization’s greatest asset is it’s people. We’ve heard that line before. When it comes to assets, over the years organizations have refined the craft of optimizing for efficiency and effectiveness. We’ve learned to optimize production lines, supply chains, finance, and other functions so that every bit of productivity and scale can be squeezed out. […]Read more "To Improve Employee Engagement, Let’s Fix this One Thing"
In 1964, Isaac Asimov, wrote about a visit to the World’s Fair of 2014: “The world of A.D. 2014 will have few routine jobs that cannot be done better by some machine than by any human being. Mankind will therefore have become largely a race of machine tenders.” According to Carl Benedict Frey and Michael A. Osborne, […]Read more "Meet Your New Boss: How Machines Will Replace Middle Management"
Wherever you look nowadays, companies are declaring a war on complexity. According to a recent global study of 1,500 CEOs conducted by IBM, the biggest challenge CEOs face is the so-called complexity gap. Eight out of 10 leaders expect the business environment to grow in complexity, but fewer than half feel prepared for the change. […]Read more "Declaring a War on Complexity? Here’s Where to Start"
Leave it to Weird Al Yankovic to show us just how much we miss the mark when engaging with our employees and colleagues. In a song called “Mission Statement in his latest album, Yankovic puts corporate buzzwords into a parody of Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young, highlighting just how meaningless and purposeless corporate communications have […]Read more "Goodbye Corporate Buzzwords. Hello Inspiration."
Last week, as I was discussing the future of the networked economy with a couple of my colleagues, one concept that really crystallized in my mind is just how much of power the individual person has today. That power can be used to disrupt industries, make a difference, or even change the world. If you […]Read more "The Power of the Individual"
With only 13% of employees around the world being actively engaged at work and two-thirds of today’s employees feeling “overwhelmed”, leadership, as we know it is entering a bit of a crisis. With the rapid pace of change and increasing pressures, leaders are facing trying times in order to balance priorities, do more with less, […]Read more "The New Paradigm Leader"